Askos or Kernos

Italic, Etruscan
Late Villanovan
7th–6th century B.C.


Dimensions

16.5 x 18 cm (6 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.82

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Impasto

On View

Conservation on View: Etruscan Sarcophagi (Gallery 117)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The circular body is supported by four legs and feet. One spout consists of the head of a horned animal (a bull) on a circular neck. Opposite is a second spout of orthodox form, backed by a curved handle. Black burnished surface, kiln cracks. One horn repaired.

Tarquinia type

Provenance

By 1977: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, March 8, 1978

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund, No. 2